In Louisiana, Landrieu marks RESTORE Act passage
To mark the RESTORE Act becoming law, Sen. Landrieu visits five coastal communities in Louisiana. During her visit, she shares what the RESTORE Act means for each community and re-affirms her commitment to accelerate revenue sharing for coastal states to build out the 2012 Louisiana Coastal Masterplan. Watch highlights from her trip.
On two-year anniversary, Landrieu pushes to RESTORE coast
On the two-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, Sen. Landrieu and six Louisianians tell the story of life along the Gulf in the wake of the worst oil spill in our nation's history. With striking resilience and an unwavering focus on rebuilding, the fishermen, energy workers and coastal restoration advocates featured in the film describe shared challenges and opportunities, further underscoring the need for Congress to pass the RESTORE Act. Watch the film.
RESTORE Act to be conferenced
After the House passed the RESTORE Act framework as part of its transportation bill, the RESTORE Act now will be considered by the conference committee that will reconcile differences between Senate and House transportation bills. Learn more.
RESTORE Act leaves Senate, heads to House
The U.S. Senate has passed its transportation bill, complete with the RESTORE Act amendment. The bill will now go to the House of Representatives. Watch Sen. Landrieu speak on the Senate floor.
With a 76 - 22 vote, Senate adopts RESTORE Act amendment
In a major victory for proponents of Gulf Coast restoration, the U.S. Senate has voted to add the RESTORE Act to its transportation bill. The amendment would direct 80 percent of fines assessed in the 2010 BP oil spill to the five Gulf states. Read more.
House passes amendment based on RESTORE Act
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed an amendment based on the RESTORE Act as part of the energy portion of its transportation bill. The legislation is a significant step toward passing the full RESTORE Act. Read more about this progress.
Across U.S., RESTORE Act garners editorial support
Newspapers across the United State have editorialized in favor of passing the RESTORE Act. Read the editorials.
In the NY Times, New Orleans native calls for RESTORE Act passage
An op-ed by Randy Fertel-a New Orleans native-appeared in the New York Times supporting the RESTORE Act. This column is yet another call to pass this critical legislation that will support our recovery and fix our coast. Read the column.
In editorial, New York Times urges passage of Sen. Landrieu's RESTORE Act
The New York Times has editorialized that Sen. Landrieu's RESTORE Act is a "smart bill" that would help restore the Gulf Coast's ecosystem and environment. Read the complete editorial.
House holds first hearing on RESTORE Act
On Dec. 7, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing about the RESTORE Act. The hearing was the first in the House to discuss legislation designed to make sure Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas get 80 percent of the fine money that BP will pay as a result of the oil spill. Read about the hearing.
House introduces companion bill
The U.S. House of Representatives introduced the companion bill to the RESTORE Act in the Senate. Led by Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise from Louisiana, the bill would dedicate no less than 80 percent of the Clean Water Act fines BP will pay, back to the Gulf Coast states. Read Sen. Landrieu's comments on the House introduction.
Bipartisan RESTORE Act advances in Senate
Bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., to dedicate at least 80 percent of BP penalties paid under the Clean Water Act to Gulf states to restore coastal ecosystems and rebuild local economies damaged by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill took its first important step toward passage today with approval by a key Senate committee.The RESTORE the Gulf Act of 2011 was reported favorably out of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee and now moves on to the full Senate for final consideration. Read Sen. Landrieu's comments about the bill's passage.
Landrieu answers fequent questions about RESTORE Act
In a special edition of Mary's Mail, Sen. Landrieu answers frequently asked questions about the RESTORE the Gulf Coast Act on the eve of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the bill. Watch Sen. Landrieu answer these questions.
EPW markup scheduled for Sept. 21, 2011
U.S. Senators Mary L. Landrieu and David Vitter of Louisiana announced that the RESTORE the Gulf Act of 2011, legislation to dedicate at least 80 percent of BP penalties paid under the Clean Water Act to Gulf states to restore coastal ecosystem and economies damaged by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, will take its first key step toward passage with its consideration on Sept. 21 by the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee.
The markup for the RESTORE the Gulf Coast Act of 2011 is set for Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. in Senate Dirksen Office Building 406.
A call to action, latest information
Contact your members of Congress and tell them you support the RESTORE the Gulf Coast Act of 2011. Find your member of Congress and other key Congressional leaders' contact information. Learn about the bill's details in a section-by-section overview, scan a quick one-page guide to the bill or study the bill's full text.
Landrieu, Shelby lead bipartisan introduction of bill to RESTORE Gulf Coast
U.S. Senators Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., and Richard Shelby, R-Ala., today introduced legislation that calls for dedicating at least 80 percent of BP penalties paid under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to Gulf states to invest in the long-term health of the coastal ecosystem and its economies. Read more.